Khairi Fortt

Khairi Fortt (born March 24, 1992) also known as Khai, is a former American football linebacker and current actor. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State and California.

Khairi Fortt
Personal information
Born:March 24, 1992 (age 27)
Washington, D.C.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Stamford (CT)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:1
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

College career

After being selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Fortt began his college career at Penn State, then transferred to Cal after the 2011 scandal that resulted in extensive sanctions against the Penn State program.[1]

Fortt was a semifinalist for the Dick Butkus Award in 2013, nominating him as one of the best 12 linebackers in college football[2]

Professional career

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints drafted Fortt in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[3] In training camp they made the decision to move him to outside linebacker and emphasize his pass rushing ability.[1] On September 3, 2014, he was placed on the short term injured reserve list, with the possibility of returning to the active roster later in the season.[4] However, Fortt was waived on October 6, 2014.[5]

Cincinnati Bengals

Fortt was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on October 7, 2014.[6] The Bengals cut Fortt on October 14, 2014.[7] They signed him to the practice squad on October 16, 2014.[8]

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Fortt to their 53-man roster off of the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on November 3, 2014.[9] He was waived on August 29, 2015.[10]

Seattle Seahawks

Fortt was signed by the Seattle Seahawks on May 16, 2016.[11][12] He was released by the Seahawks on June 28, 2016.[13]

Washington Redskins

On January 6, 2017, Fortt signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins.[14] He was waived by the Redskins on May 15, 2017.[15] During free agency, he was resigned by Washington and brought in for another tryout in D.C.

Acting career

During his stint with the Redksins, Fortt starred in an episode of Discovery ID's: The Perfect Murder as deceased NFL safety Sean Taylor.[16] Fortt also was a contestant on the hit MTV show: Fear Factor in 2018 hosted by American rapper and actor Ludacris, where he victorious after three grueling challenges[17].


  1. ^ a b Woodberry, Evan (August 11, 2014). "Saints linebacker Khairi Fortt learning new role after position shift". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  2. ^ rvargas. "Khairi Fortt is disappointed he's on short-term IR but appreciates Saints are being cautious with him". The Advocate. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Cariello, Dave (May 10, 2014). "2014 NFL Draft Results: Saints Select Khairi Fortt with 126th Pick in Fourth Round". Canal Street Chronicles. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  4. ^ Kelly, David "Satch" (September 3, 2014). "Saints News, 9/3/14: Saints Re-Sign WR Robert Meachem, Send LB Khairi Fortt To Short-Term IR". Canal Street Chronicles. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Triplett, Mike (October 6, 2014). "Saints Waive Khairi Fortt". ESPN. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  6. ^ Alper, Josh. "Bengals claim Khairi Fortt off of waivers". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  7. ^ Marcum, Jason (October 14, 2014). "Bengals put Marvin Jones on Injured Reserve; Cobi Hamilton to Practice Squad". Cincy Jungle. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Harvey, Coley (October 16, 2014). "Bengals sign Khairi Fortt to practice squad". Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  9. ^ Day, Ryan (November 3, 2014). "Jaguars place CB Will Blackmon on IR". Big Cat Country. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  10. ^ Oehser, John (August 29, 2015). "Jaguars trim roster to 75 players". Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  11. ^ Kelly, Danny (May 16, 2016). "Seahawks sign Khairi Fortt, waive Christian French". Field Gulls. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  12. ^ Worley, Connor (May 16, 2016). "The Weekly Waiver Wire". Field Gulls. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  13. ^ Condotta, Bob (June 28, 2016). "Seahawks sign long snapper Nolan Frese, release LB Khairi Fortt". The Seattle Times. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "01/05: Redskins Make Roster Moves". January 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Czarda, Stephen (May 15, 2017). "Redskins Sign Cornerback Tevin Homer, Tight End Manasseh Garner".
  16. ^ "Khairi Fortt will play Sean Taylor on TV". NBC Sports Washington. April 15, 2017. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "khairi fortt fear factor - Google Search". Retrieved August 1, 2018.

External links

2010 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. They were members of the Big Ten Conference. Team captains for the season were wide receiver Brett Brackett and defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu.The Nittany Lions finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in Big Ten play and were invited to the Outback Bowl where they were defeated by Florida 37–24.

2011 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2011 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Joe Paterno for the first nine games until he was fired in the wake of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, with defensive coordinator Tom Bradley taking over as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The team played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania, US. They were members of the Big Ten Conference in the newly formed Leaders Division. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in the Leaders Division to be co–division champions with Wisconsin. Due to the head-to-head loss to Wisconsin, they did not represent the division in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game. They were invited to the TicketCity Bowl where they lost to Houston 14–30.

The team was ranked number one in academic achievement out of the top 25 ranked BCS teams.

2013 Pac-12 Conference football season

The 2013 Pac-12 Conference football season began on August 29, 2013 with USC at Hawaii. The conference's first game was played on September 7, 2013 with Washington State winning over USC, and the final game was the Pac-12 Championship Game on December 7, 2013. This is the third season for the conference as a 12-team league. The Sagarin Ratings had the Pac-12 as the best conference in the nation top to bottom in the final rating of the season.

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars season

The 2014 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 20th season in the National Football League and the second under head coach Gus Bradley. They failed to improve upon their 4–12 record from 2013 and finished 3–13, and finished third in the AFC South for the second straight year. The Jaguars were eliminated from postseason contention after their week 12 loss to the Colts.In week 13, the Jaguars had their biggest comeback in franchise history, defeating the New York Giants 25–24. The Jaguars trailed 21–0 in the first half, but outscored the Giants 25–3 in the second half, with the help of two defensive touchdowns. The Jaguars did not win a single road game during the season, the second time such a thing happened in franchise history.

2014 NFL Draft

The 2014 NFL draft was the 79th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible football players to the league. The draft, officially the "Player Selection Meeting", was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, on May 8th through May 10th, 2014. One of the most anticipated drafts in recent years kicked off on May 8, 2014 at 8 pm EDT. The draft was moved from its traditional time frame in late April due to a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall.There was early discussion and rumors leading up to the draft on the future of staying at the current location in New York City, where it had been held since 1965. Given the increased interest the draft had garnered over the past decade, there was belief that the event may have outgrown Radio City Music Hall, which had been the venue for the past nine drafts. The possibility of extending the draft to four days was also being discussed throughout the months leading up to the draft. The NFL decided in that summer that the 2015 NFL Draft will take place at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

The Houston Texans opened the draft by selecting defensive end Jadeveon Clowney from the University of South Carolina. The last time a defensive player was taken with the first overall selection was in 2006, when the Texans selected Mario Williams. The Texans also closed the draft with the selection of safety Lonnie Ballentine of the University of Memphis as Mr. Irrelevant, which is the title given to the final player selected.The 2014 NFL draft made history when the St. Louis Rams selected Michael Sam in the seventh round. Sam, who became the first openly gay player to ever be drafted in the NFL, was selected 249th out of 256 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft. After this, Sam's jersey was the second best selling rookie jersey on the NFL's website. Sam came out publicly in the months leading up to the draft.A few notable players drafted in 2014 were Jimmy Garoppolo, Johnny Manziel, Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, Khalil Mack, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald, Anthony Barr, Allen Robinson, Jadeveon Clowney, Mike Evans, Devonta Freeman, Martavis Bryant, and Sammy Watkins.

2014 New Orleans Saints season

The 2014 New Orleans Saints season was the franchise's 48th season in the National Football League, the 39th to host games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the eighth under head coach Sean Payton.

After they lost to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16, the Saints were officially eliminated from postseason contention for the first time since 2012.

2016 Seattle Seahawks season

The 2016 Seattle Seahawks season was the franchise's 41st season in the National Football League and the seventh under head coach Pete Carroll. On October 23, the team played the Arizona Cardinals in a game that ended in a 6–6 tie, the Seahawks' first tie in franchise history. With their win against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 15, the Seahawks claimed their third NFC West title in the last four years. The Seahawks defeated the Detroit Lions in the Wild Card Round, but lost to the eventual NFC champion Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round.

2017 Washington Redskins season

The 2017 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 86th season in the National Football League and the fourth under head coach Jay Gruden. The Redskins ended the season losing seven of the final 11 games after a 3-2 start, failing to improve on their 8–7–1 record from the previous season, and were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs after losing to the Chargers. This was likely due to the abundance of injuries at key positions and one of the league's toughest schedules.

In Week 2, the Redskins played the Rams in Los Angeles for the first time in 23 years. It was also their first game in the L.A. Coliseum in 28 years. Washington got their first win in the Coliseum in 43 years.

Also, this was the last of six seasons that quarterback Kirk Cousins was on the roster, as he would join the Minnesota Vikings in the following offseason.

List of 2014 NFL draft early entrants

This list of 2014 NFL draft early entrants consists of college football players who forfeited remaining collegiate eligibility and were declared by the National Football League (NFL) as eligible to be selected in the 2014 NFL draft. This includes juniors and redshirt sophomores who completed high school at least three years prior to the draft. A player that meets these requirements can renounce his remaining NCAA eligibility and enter the draft. Players had until January 15, 2014, to declare their intention to forgo their remaining collegiate eligibility.

A total of 98 underclassmen were granted eligibility for the 2014 draft, eclipsing the previous record from 2013 of 73.In addition to the 98 underclassmen, at least four players who had already received degrees opted not to pursue an additional season of college eligibility for which they may have been eligible: Dion Bailey, Carl Bradford, Teddy Bridgewater and Adrian Hubbard. These players are included in the list below, bringing the total number of players entering the draft with eligibility remaining to 102.Fourteen underclassmen – plus Teddy Bridgewater who graduated with eligibility remaining – were selected in the draft's first round. Sixty-two of ninety-eight underclassmen (63.3%) – 64 of 102 (62.7%) if the graduates are included – were selected in the draft.

List of California Golden Bears in the NFL Draft

This is a list of California Golden Bears football players in the NFL Draft.

Nolan Frese

Nolan Frese (born July 29, 1992) is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Houston.

Robert Meachem

Robert Emery Meachem (born September 28, 1984) is an American football wide receiver for the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League. He played college football at Tennessee and was drafted by the New Orleans Saints 27th overall in the 2007 NFL draft. Meachem also played one season with the San Diego Chargers.

USA Today All-USA high school football team (2000–09)

USA Today named its first All-USA high school football team in 1982. The newspaper has named a team every year since 1982.In addition, two members of the team are named the USA Today High School Offensive Player and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. The newspaper also selects a USA Today High School Football Coach of the Year.This article contains the teams from 2000 through 2009.

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